Deutsche Hospitality, an overseas subsidiary of Huazhu Group, will have its new CEO Marcus Bernhardt in office from November 1 this year, according to the company's announcement.
Former chief Thomas Willms said in August that he will step down as CEO of Deutsche Hospitality and Steigenberger Hotels AG as of September 30.
Mr. Bernhardt has held various leadership positions in the hotel branch in the past, and his links with the sector stretch back for many years. He has also worked for Steigenberger Hotels AG before, having performed the roles of Executive Vice President of Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and Group Chief Commercial Officer.
Marcus Bernhardt will succeed Matthias Heck, who is temporarily heading the company in a dual function as CEO and CFO from 30 September 2020.